Adobe Stock / Voyagerix
Adobe Stock / Voyagerix

By 2025, over 50% of building materials can be expected to contain nanomaterials, as industries embrace their lighter, stronger, and energy efficient benefits. For cementitious materials, adding nano-silica can reduce the calcium-silicate-hydrate (C-S-H) reaction caused by leaching of calcium into the water; the material blocks water diffusion, improving the cements durability. Carbon nanotubes increase compressive strength of mortar and change its electrical properties, which can aid in damage detection.

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